Past Auctions

Aug 10, 2020

Swann Salon Series: LGBTQ+ Art, Material Culture & History

Our team of specialists will share their favorite works in the upcoming sale, and answer questions you may have about the catalogue or auctions. Register here and we’ll send you the zoom invite on Monday afternoon.

Jun 04, 2020

African-American Fine Art

Jan 30, 2020

African-American Art from the Johnson Publishing Company

Oct 08, 2019

African-American Fine Art

Apr 04, 2019

African-American Fine Art

Oct 04, 2018

African-American Fine Art

Apr 05, 2018

African-American Fine Art

Comprehensive examples of twentieth century art movements include important paintings by Beauford Delaney and Norman Lewis, as well as a recently rediscovered painting by Jacob Lawrence.

Oct 05, 2017

African-American Fine Art

Charles White's monumental Take My Mother Home, 1957, leads this powerful sale of important works from the last century.

Apr 06, 2017

African-American Fine Art

Featuring works by assemblage artists working in LA in the 1970s, highlights include a large double body print by David Hammons. Also available are Abstract Expressionist works and Alma Thomas watercolors.

Oct 06, 2016

African-American Fine Art

Autumn offerings from our African-American Fine Art department include works from the last 150 years with an especially strong selection of abstract canvases. Read more.

Apr 07, 2016

African-American Fine Art

Many examples of scarce modern and contemporary works by influential artists, including Norman Lewis, Carrie Mae Weems, Ernie Barnes, and Loïs Mailou Jones, will be offered in this auction. More information here

Dec 15, 2015

African-American Fine Art

This sale includes some of our African-American Fine Art Department's strongest offerings to date–with exceptional artworks from the Harlem Renaissance to the contemporary. More infomation can be found here

Sep 15, 2015

The Art Collection of Maya Angelou

This auction features more than 40 works from the private collection of Dr. Maya Angelou, including works by Faith Ringgold, John Biggers and Romare Bearden. More information can be found here.

Apr 02, 2015

Ascension: A Century of African-American Art

Highlights include paintings by Barkley Hendricks and Henry Ossawa Tanner, prints by Kara Walker and Carrie Mae Weems, and a recently rediscovered painting by Norman Lewis. 

Oct 09, 2014

African-American Fine Art Featuring the Richard A. Long Collection

The Richard A. Long collection consists of works by early pioneers of African-American art as well as modern masters, including Romare Bearden and Beauford Delaney.

Jun 10, 2014

The Shape of Things to Come: African-American Fine Art

Includes a strong section of artwork from the 1960s and 70s, including Barkley L. Hendricks's Sergio, 1972, and Walter Williams's Southern Landscape, 1963-64.

Feb 13, 2014

Shadows Uplifted: The Rise of African-American Fine Art

Swann's February auction of African-American Fine Art focuses on 19th-century, WPA and Harlem Renaissance artists whose work helped to shape the landscape of American art.

Oct 03, 2013

Point of Departure: Postwar African-American Fine Art

Features a wide range of visual art from the postwar period that reflects how African-American art evolved in the mid-20th century. Artists include Norman Lewis and William T. Williams.

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